21 November 2017 | Los Angeles and London

The Year of Oceans—a new literary novel by Sean Anderson from Riversong Books.

Sean Anderson. The Year of Oceans. Riversong Books, 2018. Pbk ISBN: 978-1-946849-17-5. eBook ISBN: 978-1-946849-16-8. 391 pp.


Hugo Larson is a retired accountant living in North Seattle. Having recently lost the person most important to him, he attempts to make a life for himself in spite of that gaping absence. While he spends his time swimming, gardening, and accomplishing the mundane tasks of everyday life, he also has several important relationships to manage. Adrian is Hugo’s caring but foolish son, a young man desperately in need of career guidance. Hugo’s brother, Martin, brims with positive energy and a life many would envy: a kind wife, an illustrious teaching career, and a darling granddaughter—but at the implications of retiring. Then there is Paul, a serene next-door neighbor and friend who is haunted by his own loss, who goes on adventures with Hugo through the city. Despite all this, Hugo faces the heaviness of existence, confronts towering questions, embraces and then pushes away those close to him. Through the course of one year, he faces his past, struggles with the present, and questions the future.

What waits for Hugo at the end of that year?


The Year of Oceans will be available in February 2018.

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About the Author. Sean T. Anderson is a writer living in Seattle. A graduate of the University of Washington, he enjoys running, meditating, and being in nature. The Year of Oceans is his fourth novel.

About Riversong Books. An imprint of Sulis International, Riversong Books publishes historical, literary, contemporary, science fiction, fantasy, and religious fiction that not only entertain, but allow readers to question, celebrate, and explore what it means to be human. Riversong also publishes reprints, both out-of-print novels or older works not readily available in print or eBook form.
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